OUR STORY

​Evolve Designs is about creating affordable designer fashion with a conscience. Our focus is on flattering and feminine designs in colourful and original prints in a range of versatile fabrics that are easy to wear. Sometimes all one needs to feel good about themselves is a fun frock!

But to us, it’s more than just looking fab, it’s also about being a conscious consumer by knowing how your clothes are made and we feel that fashion should be made in an ethical environment. So in order to facilitate this, we have traveled extensively to source a family business that we could work closely with and who has quite easily become like family. This relationship has allowed us to create our own designs and have them tailor made for us in a sustainable, fair trade relationship which we started up 12 years ago and has been supporting a growing number of families ever since.

HOW IT ALL BEGAN

Evolve Designs started up in 2000 when we (Kris and Matt) met while backpacking through SE Asia. Kris, being from Canada and Matt from New Zealand, decided to create a business as a means to fulfill our love of travel. It began with selling home-wares and recycled silk clothing at Canadian festivals, now 15 years later it has grown into a successful business in both countries including multiple pop-up shops and supplying select retailers while still carrying on with the festival circuits. These Pop-up shops have been located in Cobourg and Orillia, Ontario in Canada and Pukekohe, Hamilton and Whangamata in New Zealand.